A man has died in a single-vehicle crash on the Borris Road on the outskirts of Portlaoise, Co Laois this evening.

The man, who was in his 30s, was fatally injured when the van he was driving hit a wall at about 7.30pm.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

A man who was a passenger in the van was taken to the Midlands Regional Hospital in Portlaoise.

His injuries are not considered to be serious.

A stretch of road was closed to facilitate a forensic examination.